News from the Field

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Ötzi the Iceman Gets Genome Sequenced

Scientists at the European Institute for Mummies have sequenced the genome of a 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman, according to a paper published on Tuesday. Europe's oldest... Read More

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Wolves In Jackson, WY May Be Killed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is mulling a plan to kill several wolves that appear to have become habituated to humans in Jackson, Wyoming. Wolf sightings became frequent in Jackson last... Read More

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Skiers Descend Aiguille du Moine

A team of five Italian skiers and snowboarders last week recorded the third-ever recorded descent of the southeast face of Aiguille du Moine in the French Alps. Davide Capozzi, Julien Herry,... Read More

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Bode Miller Cancels World Cup Season

Bode Miller has ended his 2011-2012 World Cup season to have surgery on his left knee. Miller, 34, is currently ranked 10th in overall World Cup standings. He won December's Birds of Prey downhill... Read More

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Rescue Attempt Leaves 2 Dead off Somalia

The Danish Navy rescued 16 hostages and arrested 17 pirates off the coast of Somalia on Monday. Two other hostages died of undisclosed injuries. The warship, HDMS Absalon, had followed the pirated... Read More